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Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Allen Toussaint

New Orleans legends, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Allen Toussaint join forces for an evening of legendary music making. With current director Ben Jaffe, Preservation Hall Jazz Band brings the spirit of New Orleans jazz to glorious life, as it has for more than 50 years. New Orleans icon Allen Toussaint has also been making music for over five decades and has written dozens of hits, including "Southern Nights," "Working in the Coal Mine," and "Whipped Cream."
Berklee News
Berklee News

Berklee's 20th Anniversary Encore Gala

Join us for a reception, dinner, live and silent auctions, and entertainment featuring 150 musicians and a host of surprises for Berklee’s 20th Anniversary Encore Gala!
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Berklee News

Berklee Stage at 2014 Boston Book Festival

The Boston Book Festival celebrates the power of words to stimulate, agitate, unite, delight, and inspire.
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Music Business Journal

Conflict over Consent

In early June, the United States Department of Justice announced that it would be launching a review of the consent decrees governing the nation’s two largest performing rights organizations, ASCAP and BMI. The review, which began with the DOJ calling for comments on the efficacy of the consent decrees from industry stakeholders, has re-ignited a [...]
Music Business Journal
Music Business Journal

Apple as a Record Label

If you are an avid Apple product user or have been following tech news recently, then you’ve probably heard about Apple’s most recent partnership with U2. While Apple unveiled their new products, which include the iWatch, and two new iPhones, Irish rockers U2 pulled off the largest album launch in history by making their latest [...]
Music Business Journal
Music Business Journal

Smart Artists, Smart Fans

The Internet age has drastically altered the dynamics of the interaction between corporations and their customers. Talking down at consumers, for instance, is less preferable than engaging them in a conversation that can later lead to a commercial transaction. This is what direct-to-fan marketing should be for the music industry, and there is literature to [...]
Music Business Journal
Music Business Journal

Browser Music: Google’s Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson has been involved with web browsers since 1993, when he co-authored the original Windows version of the NCSA’s Mosaic. Between 1995-2010 he worked on Internet Explorer at Microsoft.  He has since moved to Google, where he develops Chrome and leads the Web Audio API team. The MBJ spoke to him recently at the [...]
Music Business Journal
Music Business Journal

Lessons for DIY Musicians: II

Editor’s Note: This is the second of two installments dealing with DIY issues. We printed the first in August 2014. There, Fuller covered music production, distribution, and promotion. Here, he tackles performance related topics and music licensing.    Performance,  a specialized form of promoting, has long required independent musicians to hustle for gigs.  The web, as [...]
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Berklee Blogs

Berklee Latino: Un vistazo al mundo real

Felipe Leon, participante del programa Berklee Latino Bogotá 2014,  nos cuenta sobre su experiencia y cómo el programa lo ha ayudado a ampliar su panorama y ser un mejor músico.  Hola a todos, mi nombre es Felipe Leon y soy baterista y quisiera contarles mi experiencia en Berklee Latino Bogotá 2014. Básicamente el programa dividió mi carrera en […]
Berklee Blogs
Berklee Blogs

Berklee se viste de música venezolana

Stefano Melillo Melendez , from Caracas Venezuela, is a fifth semester student at Berklee, majoring in Music Business and Contemporary Writing and Production and his principle instrument is violin.  Stefano Melillo Meléndez, de Caracas Venezuela, en su quinto semestre estudia Music Business y Contemporary Writing and Production y su instrumento principal es el violín La música evoluciona y […]
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Berklee Blogs

A. R. Rahman se apresenta com alunos da Berklee no Symphony Hall

Vinícius Cavalieri de Sá Coutinho, born in São Paulo on March 8, 1992, is a Brazilian guitarist and composer who is majoring in Film Scoring. Vinicius works as the Online International Ambassador for Portuguese language since January, 2014. A. R. Rahman é um compositor indiano, cantor, compositor e produtor musical. Rahman é reconhecido por ter escrito trilhas sonoras para […]
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